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I really like most of what is coming down the catwalk for Fall 2012 , but one trend I want to try has me feeling a little apprenensive: the pants with dress trend.
For those of you who are not familiar with what I am talking about, this trend isn’t exactly mainstream, but it has been popping up in fashion magazines and, of course, on the runways. Several designers and labels have been sending their models down the runway in outfits that consist of pants paired with dresses or skirts.
I will admit that this trend could be called odd. You could easily make a joke that this trend is perfect for the gal or guy who can’t make up their mind, or wants to do some serious multitasking with their wardrobe. But this trend has an ethnic and high fashion flavor that I really like. The runway looks we’ve seen are more suited for someone who lives a more glamorous lifestyle than me; I hardly live in one of the fashion capitals of the world, but I
think I have come up with a solution that won’t make me stand out too much or more than I already do.
I decided to take two of my favorites, denim jeans and a white top, and translate that into an outfit that I like (one that won’t be too much for the folks here to handle). I did a little “shopping” on Shopforclothes.com and came up with outfit suggestions that could go casual or dressy with a little help from extra accessories.
I started out with a pair of my favorites, the boyfriend jeans, cuffed to show off the shoes. A cool pair of cropped jeans would also do the trick. I then chose two white dresses, one dress in lace that has a definite feminine vibe to it, and a menswear-flavored white button-down shirtdress, both in cotton. I chose a short tweed blazer to top off my potential outfit. A longer hip length would also work, but I like the short length for the contrast in length and the leather patches on the jacket sleeves carries on the menswear vibe.
For shoes, I thought I would thumb my nose at the “no white shoes after Labor Day” fashion rule. Both of my choices have menswear and ladylike qualities to them. In my opinion, both the pointed flat and the laced boot works with either dress choice.